Friday, 20 August 2010

BBC Disinfo Dept

By Ken O’Keefe

19 August 2010

Kenneth O’Keefe, who witnessed the Israeli assault on the Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship, the Mavi Marmara, highlights the prejudices, distortions and lies of the BBC, whose Panorama programme on 15 August propagated the Israeli line regarding the assault on the aid ship and murder of nine peace activists, hook, line and sinker.

If you haven’t already seen it, check out BBC Panorama’s “Death in the Med” programme and you’ll be treated to first class propaganda as only the BBC can deliver.

I am one of the passengers/witnesses interviewed for this programme and I am very much aware of the BBC’s role in justifying war and covering up Israeli crimes. I am in no way naive about this; on the contrary, my motivation in giving the interview had lain largely in the all-too-likely opportunity to expose the BBC.

“…the BBC, absent of integrity, contemptuous of humanity, attempts in this programme to turn disarmed, helpless Israeli commandos into heroic self-rescuing commandos who, like supermen, managed to whiz their way out of a circle of well over 100 highly-motivated men whose brothers lay murdered with multiple gunshot wounds.””

This is a pertinent aim, considering the BBC’s role in the slaughter of over one million Iraqis – a direct role by virtue of its attempted justification of the war. From the start and right up to the present, the BBC had tried to justify the Iraq war, a massive war crime and crime against humanity based entirely on lies (propagated intensely by the BBC). The British Broadcasting Corporation, synonymous with millions of orphans and refugees and countless lives destroyed in Iraq, beating the drums of war without pause, the ultimate prostitutes of propaganda.

Against this background, I solicited an agreement from the BBC producers: in return for my interview, the programme would include the fact that we disarmed, captured and ultimately released three Israeli commandos, after giving them medical attention, no less. That was the deal, which I recorded and you can listen to it here.

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